Health and Recreation Evaluation Officer

  • Temporary
  • Bendigo
  • Band 6, Starting Salary $88,418 (pro rata) plus superannuation  AUD / Year

Website City of Greater Bendigo

Full time or Part time (0.6 to 1.0 FTE), Temporary to April 2025
Band 6, Starting Salary $88,418 (pro rata) plus superannuation

The City of Greater Bendigo is in the heart of central Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country. Located just 90 minutes’ drive to Melbourne, our region offers all the benefits of a large city with a warm and welcoming country feel.

With a growing population, Greater Bendigo is an attractive region that boasts the Bendigo Art Gallery, theatres, stunning heritage buildings and natural surrounds that provide great recreational opportunities.

Our region is famous for its food and wine as well as having high quality education and health services. There is a wide range of housing options and excellent rail and road networks with Bendigo Airport having regular direct flights to Sydney. We provide over 65 important services to support our community which is heading towards a population of 200,000 by 2050. Now is a great time to join us!

The role

Are you passionate about improving health and wellbeing outcomes for the community?

We are seeking an experienced evaluation champion to lead evaluation processes and capability building support for the Active and Healthy Communities Unit, Healthy Communities and Environments Directorate and broader organisation.

You will support the best practice evaluation implementation processes by providing appropriate guidance, tools, resources and training. Opportunities to participate in, and support research of, policy, strategy development and emerging issues will also be an integral part of the role and the work undertaken. As our Healthy Communities Officer – Evaluation, you will be well versed in the interpretation and application of emerging, relevant evaluation methods and frameworks.

This position is a parental leave backfill.

About You

You will have knowledge on contemporary public health approaches, particularly MEL approaches. If you have experience or are passionate in providing capability building support or coaching, training, programs and/or services in a community environment we welcome your application.

By having a keen eye for identifying and leading the implementation of appropriate evaluation methods, development of key evaluation questions and logic modelling to improve our community.

If you also like to work in a team environment and can demonstrating excellent communication, stakeholder engagement and time management skills this may be the job for you.

Additional requirements include formal qualifications or experience in health promotion, community engagement, evaluation or similar discipline.

If you are interested in applying we highly recommend reaching out to Matthew Kerlin, Coordinator Active Communities on 0456 310 075 to discuss the finer details.


We offer hybrid working options
Flexible employment arrangements including options for part time work and rostered days off
Generous leave provisions and learning and development opportunities
Visit our Employee Benefits website for more of our benefits.


If you require any further information regarding this position, including details on flexible work arrangements please contact Matthew Kerlin, Coordinator Active Communities, 0456 310 075.

To apply

Please submit your cover letter, outlining why you are interested in this position and detailing your relevant experience with your current CV/resume by close of business Monday 17 June 2024.

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